Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., (born July 31, 1959) is a Jesuit priest, academic and the current 26th president of the University of Scranton. Previously serving as Scranton's 24th President from 2003-2011, Pilarz was announced as the successor of Kevin Quinn on March 21, 2017. Prior to returning to Scranton, Pilarz served as the President of the Marquette University and Georgetown Prep. As an academic, Pilarz is considered an expert on medieval and Renaissance literature as well as Jesuit education.